TITLE

Unreported Errors in the Intensive Care Unit

AUTHOR(S)
Henneman, Elizabeth A.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2007, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article has been designated for CE credit. A closed-book, multiple-choice examination follows this article, which tests your knowledge of the following objectives: 1. Identify the challenges of reporting medical errors 2. Discuss strategies to improve error reporting 3. Incorporate system reporting strategies into own clinical practice
ACCESSION #
26879636

 

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